Del Mar CA— In its 70th year, the Del Mar National Horse Show runs Thursday, April 16, through Sunday, May 3, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Arena. Elegance, excitement, and excellence are the hallmarks of the Del Mar National Horse Show, one of the oldest and most prestigious equestrian competitions in the Western United States.
The three weeks feature: Western Week – April 16 through April 19; Dressage Week – April 23 through April 26 and Hunter/Jumper Week – April 28 through May 3. For more detailed information go to: www.delmarnational.com .
The Del Mar Fairgrounds will be hosting the Del Mar National’s 70th anniversary, a testament to its enduring importance both locally and on the international stage. It would be difficult to overstate the level of competition at the Del Mar National; Olympic, World Cup, and World Champion horses and riders compete here every year, a few of whom live in Rancho Santa Fe and the surrounding area.
Each week features its own exhilarating signature event:
- The Night of the Horse (Western)
- An Evening of Musical Freestyles (Dressage)
- The $25,000 Surfside Grand Prix,The $10,000 Speed Derby of Del Mar
- The $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar (Hunter Jumper), which wrap up the annual event.
About the Del Mar Fairgrounds
The 22nd District Agricultural Association is a State of California agency that owns and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Surfside Race Place, Horsepark Equestrian Center and the Del Mar Golf Center. The 22nd DAA produces three events each year: The San Diego County Fair, the Del Mar National Horse Show and The Scream Zone. The Fairgrounds hosts more than 350 events annually, the largest of which is the live horse racing meet each summer and fall, which is operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the 22nd DAA and the State of California. For more information on the Del Mar Fairgrounds, visit www.delmarfairgrounds.com